Posts Tagged ‘Pantoja Park’

17th May
2013
written by Richard

“You can’t parade. Our orders are to prevent it.” In a moment there was a seething, screaming mass around the policemen. Staves and sticks began to fly.
–San Diego Sun, May 31, 1933

Eighty years ago this month, conservative San Diegans got a little riled by The Young Communists.

The riot in Pantoja Park.

The riot in Pantoja Park.

23rd February
2012
written by Richard

“You can’t parade. Our orders are to prevent it.” In a moment there was a seething, screaming mass around the policemen. Staves and sticks began to fly. –San Diego Sun, May 31, 1933

The story of a student demonstration that turned into a riot: The Young Communists.

Courtesy San Diego Police Museum.